Add support for APS-format packaging

Registered by Steve McLellan on 2014-06-11

The Aapplication Packaging Standard (APS, http://doc.apsstandard.org/) is an established packaging format already quite widely used (Parallels Automation being a big example). Its feature set is quite similar to Murano's, at least at first and second glance, and its roles are very similar.

The model behind APS is that an application is packaged in a standard format, and hosted by an APS controller that supports known API endpoints for retrieving packages, type information etc (quite similar to what Murano does now). Applications in turn must support an API that allows the controller to perform a set of operations (update being one, lifecycle operations etc).

While this is very similar to Murano right now, it would likely ease transition, especially since there is a huge existing catalog of APS-packaged applications at http://dev.apsstandard.org/apps/.

HP has some interest in this (as well as TOSCA); it would be worth investigating what support there would be for this since it is likely a large development effort.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Ruslan Kamaldinov
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Steve McLellan
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
New
Series goal:
Accepted for future
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
milestone icon next

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

+1 to support multiple formats. We need to understand how to do this on architecture level. Probably we can reuse the approach which Heat has adopted - translators. Overall, APS and TOSCA support is a very huge step forward to have an advanced app catalog for openstack.

(?)

Work Items

This blueprint contains Public information 
Everyone can see this information.

Subscribers

No subscribers.